Jupiter III J3DX analog space synth incoming from Chamber of Sounds

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Handbuilt in the USA the Jupiter III J3DX is the 10th-anniversary edition of this mad little space born mini synth from Chamber of Sounds. Jupiter III J3DX Loving the design, the orange, the planet, the swirling wave around whatever it is that big knob does. It’s exciting and playful just to look at. But it’s […]

Rakit Metal Synth: a mad percussive and metallic noise box

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Rakit produces noisy electronic kits and their latest is the Metal Synth. Available as a kit or fully assembled (for cowards) it can generate a whole bunch of percussive sounds and shaped noises. Metal Synth Inside is a digital noise generator kicking out white and metallic noise. You’ve then got an envelope on the trigger […]

3 Leaf Audio Chromatron: Hendrix filter tones in a box?

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If you are looking for a ’60s vibe Hendrix tone, the new 3 Leaf Audio’s Chromatron could be perfect for your guitar rig. It’s a state-variable analogue filter pedal with plenty of controls to tweak and loads of filter options. Hendrix filters Spencer Doren, the brains behind 3 Leaf Audio, has come up with a new […]

Jacques Pedals Bête Noire – Classic Plexi tones plus modulation = Van Halen?

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The new Jacques Pedals Bête Noire pedal combines natural distortion and analogue phasing modulation into one pedal. Part of their professional effect pedals range handmade in France, this latest unit looks very interesting indeed. Jacques Pedals Bête Noire Over the years Jacques Pedals has made loads of cool boutique effects pedals and I’ve owned loads of them myself […]

Switch Pick – The plectrum with dual personalities?

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Sometimes the simplest piece of equipment can have the biggest impact on your guitar’s sound and for many the plectrum is where this all starts. The Switch Pick’s maker aims to give you a plectrum that can be used in different ways to give different ‘attacks’ when plucking the string. Valuable gadget or useless gimmick? […]